Aliso Viejo, CA (population: 42,862) has sixteen exercise physiology schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Southern California, the highest ranked school in this group with an exercise physiology program, has a total student population of 34,824. It is the 10th highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Exercise Physiology students from Aliso Viejo schools who go on to become exercise physiologists, training specialists, athletic trainers, athletes, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 174,490 people working as physical therapists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $76,220. Also, Physical scientists make on average $94,880 per year and there are about 25,310 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area alone, there are 140 employed physical scientists earning an average salary of $86,190. Physical therapists in this area earn $86,670/yr and there are 1,570 employed.
Aliso Viejo lies in Orange county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area has 1,433,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Aliso Viejo are held by physical therapists, and 0/1000 are held by physical scientists.
Of the 16 exercise physiology schools with a 100-mile radius of Aliso Viejo, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Chapman University comes out as the most expensive ($29,102/yr) for exercise physiology students, with Crafton Hills College as the lowest, reported at only $6,768/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Aliso Viejo|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||3.3 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||3.6 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||5.4 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||8.5 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||12.5 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||15.9 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||19.7 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||22.3 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||24.6 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||27.7 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||29.1 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||32.8 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||34.8 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||36.8 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||38.6 miles|